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Eczema

What is Eczema?

Also known as ‘Atopic eczema’ or dermatitis, eczema is a dry skin condition. In milder cases, skin can just become itchy and scaly in certain areas. However, more serious cases of eczema can cause sore patches of skin which may bleed or weep. As it can be very itchy, sufferers can also tear the skin with persistent scratching. Leaving the skin open may cause further complications such as infection.

Those who suffer with eczema develop dry patches as their skin doesn’t produce enough natural oils to protect the outer layers. This means skin breaks down more easily which is why it becomes crack or inflamed.

Atopic eczema is not contagious, so it cannot be passed on. Instead, eczema is usually inherited from family members. It tends to appear sporadically for most sufferers. It’s a very common skin condition, with 20% of children and 8% of adults in the UK suffering from cases of it.

What causes eczema to flare up?

Both environmental and everyday products can cause eczema to be triggered. For instance, washing detergents or soaps can cause the skin to lose some of its natural oils, making it even drier.

Environmental factors such as pollen or cold weather can also dry out the skin further which will trigger a flare up. For some women, hormones can play a part in making their dermatitis worse, especially during pregnancy.

Diet is also thought to play a part in causing eczema to worsen. If you think your diet may be causing flare ups, try and keep a food diary to take to your doctor as they may be able to see a pattern of food triggers to avoid. Don’t cut out any food types until you have spoken to a doctor.

How can you treat Eczema?

Unfortunately, there is not a cure for eczema but there are a variety of treatments you can use to ease eczema symptoms. Products such as moisturisers, topical creams and ointments can be used to reduce swelling and redness.

A doctor may also recommend antihistamines. There are also ways you can treat eczema at home. Some tips for home treatments include:

  •     Avoid scratching areas of affected skin
  •     Put mittens on your baby to stop them scratching
  •     Change your detergents and soaps until you find one that does not irritate
  •     Avoid anything that may trigger it like heat or certain fabrics such as wool

Buy eczema treatment cream online

Our online UK pharmacy stocks a range of products to help treat atopic eczema. We offer free online consultations with our doctors, just fill in one of our health questionnaires. They will review your consultation to be able to recommend the best treatment for you. All our treatments are shipped safely with free postage and packaging.

Eczema treatments we stock are:

Betamethasone which comes in the form of cream and can be applied to the affected area using just a thin layer. Order Online